Monday, May 18, 2015

Blood, Boobs, and Carnage

What, you ask, is Blood, Boobs, and Carnage all about? Well, for one day only, crazy folk across the blogosphere are posting about a movie, a television show, a book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. Head on over and visit Alex or Heather for all the details.


Let's go in order and start with a movie. I thought about going with a couple of classics like Heavy Metal or Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, but I'm sure there will be a dozen mentions of each today. I seriously considered Zombie Strippers, which stars none other than Jenna Jameson (in her first non-porn role) and Robert Englund (otherwise known as Freddy Krueger), but it's a bit too deliberate and self-titillating. Instead, I've gotta go back to the classics, back to the 80s, and tip my hat to scream queen legend Linnea Quigley. From Return of the Living Dead to Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers to Night of the Demons and beyond, she defined blood, boobs, and carnage for an entire generation.


Television is a bit more difficult, but let's give it a shot. I could go the easy route with something like Xena, which had Xena and Gabriel, plenty of fake blood, and lots of cartoonish carnage, but (again) I suspect we'll be seeing the two of them all over the place today. Instead, I'm going to go with a show that might not immediately come to mind, and with an example that's likely not the one you're thinking of. Let's reach for the stars with Star Trek: The Next Generation, but skip right past Deanna Troi (the obvious choice) and go for Lursa and B'Etor, the Duras Sisters. Making their debut in season 4, they were rather infamous for their Klingon cleavage window, and were certainly responsible for threatening their fair share of carnage.


Finally, that brings us to books, my favorite of the three. The Wheel of Time immediately comes to mind, with the women of Ebou Dari decked out in cleavage-revealing dresses (which they use to provocatively frame the protruding hilt of their marriage knives), but that really only covers 1 of the 3 category. Lyka Bloom does all three well, but erotic horror seems a little too easy/obvious. So, instead, I will go with one of my favorite reads from last year - The Barrow by Mark Smylie. Along with Andy Remic's Iron Wolves saga, this is a book that marks a trend towards a darker, more mature sort of epic fantasy, one that reaches deep into the genre's pulp sword-and-sorcery roots, but which absolutely refuses to hold back on the sex and the violence. I know that explicitness (in both violence and vulgarity) turned off some readers, but I thought it was brilliant.


Okay, your turn - what are your Blood, Boobs, and Carnage picks?

19 comments:

  1. You've got me stumped with all of these. Guess I'm out of the loop or you are just in a realm where I've never been.

    I lead a sheltered life.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

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  2. Hmmm... I have to say... You have me intrigued with The Barrow. :-)

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  3. You're right - anything Quigley did was Blood, Boobs, and Carnage material.
    Clever choice for television.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

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  4. Zombie Strippers....hmmm sounds like a bit of light-hearted Sunday afternoon watch!

    Enjoy the Blogfest!

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  5. I remember the Duras sisters. One of my all time favorite moments was in Generations when they finally got their comeuppance. :D I totally would have gone with Wheel of Time, lol. But then it's like my favorite series. Not only do you have the Ebou Dari but also the Aiel with all their ji'e'toh nudity. :D Great picks!

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  6. TOTALLY get this list of wonderful horror related things. thank you.

    Jeremy [THE WOLF]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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  7. I don't know any of these but the ST Next Generation! Guess I'm sheltered right there with Lee! But I trust your judgement, and, am glad you did something off the beaten track! Love that about blog fests, learn something new with every read... Thanks for dropping by today and commenting on my blog! Lisa @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  8. Wow! Excellent picks all around!
    I thought of WoT as well, but went a different way. The Barrow does sound pretty interesting.

    THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
    Heather M. Gardner

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  9. The blogfest is awesome. :)
    I however must say that I know none of these. :)

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  10. I struggled with what to choose as well. I figured tons of people would go for the same thing.

    I think you definitely picked some originals! I hadn't heard of any of these.

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  11. I had nightmares from Lursa and B'etor as a kid ... I've always considered them a Clingon version of Petty and Selma Bouvier

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  12. I've never seen that Jenna zombie movie, but I want to. LOL!

    Precious Monsters

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  13. Lursa and B'etor gave bad girls a bad name! I almost did Xena today but thought I had already done her for X in the A TO Z blogfest!

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  14. I just got a copy of The Barrow (yep, I'm behind!) So glad to see I am set for Blood, Boobs and Carnage!

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  15. I loved The Barrow and keep waiting for the follow up. Surely there is a follow up.

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  16. Who could forget the Duras sissters, lol. They were awesome; and even tempted Warf. None of these were showcased anywhere else today, so that makes your post quite unique. Well done.

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  17. The title Zombies Strippers sounds vaguely familiar.

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  18. Wow! So man references here I can even keep them all straight! Thrilled to see a STNG choice- lovely and unexpected!

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  19. Wow, I'm being introduced to all kinds of new movies, books and shows! Thanks for bringing them to us here.
    Just stopping by from the BB&C 'fest,
    Michele at Angels Bark

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